A verb from which a more well-known noun is derived.aggress, v.1. intr. To approach, march forward. Obs. Hence aggressed ppl. a.; also as n.2. intr. To make an attack; to set upon; ‘to commit the first act of violence; to begin the quarrel.’ J. Const. on. Also transf. (esp. in Psychol. contexts) and const. against. … Continue reading Under attack
Month: December 2007
Don’t be irritated
I never thought this word through either, though it makes perfect sense that it would have to do with weight, both literal and figurative.aggravate, v.To make heavy or heavier; hence, to put weight on; to add weight to; to add apparent weight or importance, to exaggerate.I. To put weight upon.1. trans. To make heavy; to … Continue reading Don’t be irritated
Love the commentary
Not just a definition, but an opinion to go with it.agglutinize, v.rare.An unnecessary by-form of AGGLUTINATE.----------------Listening to: Donizetti, Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, Arie - Lucia di Lammermoor - Il dolce suono...Ardon gli incensivia FoxyTunes
So, the Mitchell Report is out and it names a lot of names, apparently. (I haven't read the report myself yet.) One of those named isn't taking this lying down, however. Roger Clemens is pushing back and claiming that this is an egregious assault on his character and that he's never taken any illegal substances … Continue reading Roid Rage
A little late.
But I did want to show you why my Christmas tree was übercool this year.----------------Listening to: Carla Vallet - Fantasie Signvia FoxyTunes
It really happens
Though, had it not happened to someone with whom I am personally acquainted, I would have been sceptical. I doubt it a very common malady.ageustiaMed.Loss of the sense of taste.----------------Listening to: Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel - JS Bach, 6 Brandenburg Concertos BVW1046-1051 Disc 1 - 10 - Concerto 4 Allegrovia FoxyTunes
Bringing distinctions back.
I didn't promise to post every one of these kinds of words, but I'm pretty sure I haven't left out more than a couple, and those redundant ones at that. And they have the virtue of being short entries that are easy to post.agentessrareA female agent.----------------Listening to: Yoko Kanno - Tank! The Best! - Piano … Continue reading Bringing distinctions back.
A fantastic word
Truly, this is a good one. And one of these I certainly am not.agelastOne who never laughs.----------------Listening to: Cake - Comfort Eagle - 02 - Meanwhile, Rick James...via FoxyTunes
As annoying as the -gate suffix.
At least most of the quotations had the good grace to place the word within quotation marks. And, since that came up, let me say that I find the term "scare quotes" for what was around those two words back there really irritating.ageismPrejudice or discrimination against people on the grounds of age; age discrimination, esp. … Continue reading As annoying as the -gate suffix.
Excuse the pun, please.agee, adv.Sc. and dial.Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the straight line.----------------Listening to: Ilaria Graziano - where does ocean go?via FoxyTunes